Cowboy Lump Hardwood Charcoal Review

Well, the 4th of July holiday is over and we had a good time with family and friends. I had both smokers going for ribs, brisket, and butts. It was a great day weather wise. I tried the Cowboy brand of lump charcoal for the first time. I put the butts and brisket on at midnight and loaded my smoker with enough charcoal to last at least 6-8 hours. When I checked my burn in 4 hours the charcoal was almost completely gone. The Cowboy brand burns like paper. I was very disappointed in the performance of this brand.

Inspecting it further I found a fair amount of scrap lumber used in this brand. I found a lot of tongue and groove scraps and other building lumber. To say the least it was very poor quality charcoal. I don’t intend to use it again.

Regards,

TC

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6 Responses to “Cowboy Lump Hardwood Charcoal Review”

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  1. brucesaunders says:

    I just had the same experience. Thought I'd try them. Coals died and made service late for a catering gig I was doing. I won't be using them again either.

  2. Tony CM says:

    Yes. Pretty sorry stuff.

  3. george says:

    I find Cowboy lump OK for grilling, decent heat, lights off its self when adding more to the fire. But for a long burn smoke, no thanks. I suggest Wicked Good Lump, pricey, but worth it.

  4. Tony CM says:

    George, where do you get Wicked Good Lump?

  5. Lump hardwood charcoal is sooooo much better than the old style briquettes. It cooks so much hotter and with much more flavor.

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